Title: Ten Minutes to Forever
Fandom: Kingdom Hearts
Theme: Inappropriate Feelings
Disclaimer: I don't own the material from Kingdom Hearts, but this AU story.
He met her during the opening ceremony. She was the first thing that caught his eye and it wasn’t because she had hair of blue too (although hers was a much brighter shade than his). No. It was because she had magnificent blue eyes that matched her hair and complemented her pale skin. She was practically a jewel in the desert; a diamond in the rough. However, he decided to push her to the depths of his mind. After all, he wouldn’t see her again anytime soon.
…How wrong he was.
The second time he saw her was in the classroom; his classroom. Whatever god was out there was toying with him now. Still… He was intrigued with this new development and decided not to question it. But despite being in the same classroom during the same lecture, he couldn’t keep her off his mind. She would listen intently with concentrated effort to the material learned in class, but his mind was only ever filled with her. Her every action, every expression upon her face, and every breath she took he committed to memory. She was corrupting him in a way that he shouldn’t be experiencing. And he only knew two things about her:
Her name was Aqua and she was his student.
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“Excuse me sir!”
Saïx turned around, spotting familiar blue hair entering his peripherals. He trained his face into his usual stoic expression and waited for the girl to catch her breath.
Aqua pushed back stray bangs to the side of her face before finally standing up straight and looking at him with blue eyes. He was figuratively swimming in them the longer she gazed at him. Smiling, Aqua spoke with her ever appropriate manners, “Sir, I was wondering if you could go over the exam with me? I'm still a little stumped as to what it was I did wrong.”
He replied, hiding behind a mask of indifference, “Aqua, you are at the top of my History class and yet you want to go over the little mistakes that you wrote down on your exam paper despite the fact that you still managed to get a ninety-three percent?”
“With all due respect, sir, I was aiming for a ninety-five percent,” Aqua informed without breaking away from her stance.
Saïx merely stared at her; scrutinizing her stubborn demeanor. No matter how much he tried to send her away without breaking the boundaries that a teacher must uphold, Aqua still found a way to get him alone…and he rather hated that. He didn't like being alone with her; especially since his mind had a tendency to wander such…dangerous territory.
“Were you not paying attention in class when I went over the exam?” Saïx questioned with a raised eyebrow.
“I was paying attention, but,” she cleared her throat and looked down with a small blush, “I still wasn't able to understand why I was wrong in my argument.”
He wanted to roll his eyes, but refrained from doing so. Perhaps ten minutes was enough to appease her. Aqua only did get one or two questions wrong. He would quickly go over them and then send her away. Ten minutes… Saïx would still be sane enough within a ten minute timeframe. With a nod, he appealed her request, “Would the beginning of lunch be alright?”
She smiled at him, “That would be fine.”
“Then my office at lunch. If you aren't there in the first five minutes, then I am not going to give you another opportunity,” Saïx warned in complete seriousness.
Aqua merely laughed at his threat, raising a hand to her mouth, “Sir, you're really funny… But alright, I'll try to be there five minutes before lunch.”
Saïx frowned, watching as she skipped away with hands behind her back. He commented in a scolding manner, “Skip class five minutes before and consider the deal revoked.”
She merely raised her hand and waved at him, continuing on her way. They both knew his comment was irrelevant and wouldn't hold water. Why he even mentioned it, he didn't know. Saïx sighed and made to walk forward when he caught movement honing in on his blue haired student.
Looking slightly over his shoulder, Saïx noticed that Aqua was now surrounded by her friends. Saïx looked on, watching how she smiled and laughed with them. She was so carefree… He was jealous of her friends. They could easily go around and joke with her, connect with her on similar things, and get together outside of class time. He envied them…
No one could understand how much he wanted to be with Aqua, the student to his teacher.